FOUNDATIONS OF MEDICINAL HERBALISM

 Third Saturday of the month for 10 months 9 AM – 5:30 PM

 

This course will explore each body system and its physiology, actions, and constituents of the plants and how their medicine can be applied to various ailments and diseases in the body. We will discover the many primary and secondary indications of an extensive materia medica of plants which have been used since the beginning of time. Students will develop a protocol per system, integrating the knowledge into a usable form. Everyone will create a final project inspired by personal growth and digestion of the information.

This training is for anyone who has a curiosity for plant medicine and wants to learn the foundations of herbalism so they can apply this knowledge in their lives, communities, and family. No prior herbalism or medical training is required, although we do have a lot of healthcare professionals who take this course to augment their practice. Should you have an interest in becoming a registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, this is a good starting point.

Herbal Medicine has an important place in our home medicine chest. It is helpful to know how to choose plants for healing and well being.  This program is essential in developing a foundation necessary to integrate herbs, into a holistic healing practice and healthy lifestyle.  Everyone benefits by the knowledge and wisdom of this most ancient form of medicine.

2018 – 2019 Class Schedule

September  15

October  20

November  17

December  15

January  19

February  16 

March  16   

April  20 

May  18   

June  15

Intro to Herbal Actions & Phytochemistry

Immune & Lymphatic System

Respiratory System

Digestive System

Nervous System

Reproductive & Endocrine System

Musculoskeletal System

Cardiovascular System

Integumentary (skin) System

Project Presentation & Graduation

We use David Hoffmann’s, Medical Herbalism, as our textbook, so please be sure to purchase this book and bring it with you to class.  The text covers phyto-therapy in detail which supports the systemic approach. Teresa teaches from her well-developed curriculum which is supplied in notebook form.  Additional resources, books and authors are incorporated.  The day is split into 2 hour teaching periods to finish the day with Clinical Applications.  The Foundations program is a thorough beginning to your walk as an herbalist. If you are interested in also taking the Herbal Apothecary course that occurs on Sundays of the same weekends, we offer a discount to combine both courses.

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